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Soccer Joy

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 12:35 pm   /   Africa, Art

UrbnStreetSoccer note: This is an excerpt from the February issue of National Geographic magazine. (National Geographic) — Miles from the main roads, in rural Africa, soccer balls bounce unevenly. Playing fields are arid, lush, weedy, sandy—any flattish space will do. Goalposts might be made of gathered mahogany or driftwood. Some feet are bare, others shod […]

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R2B: São Paulo Provides Street Artists New Canvases

Posted: September 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm   /   Art, Brasil

Urban Landscapes inspire art by local Brasilian artists. Taking inspiration from and giving it back to the urban landscape in São Paulo, Brasil. In a time where most of us are too much in a rush to travel from point A to point B without looking up long enough to recede our gaze from our […]

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Art: John Hairston Jr.

Posted: August 29, 2013 at 4:13 pm   /   Art
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Art: Kehinde Wiley

Posted: August 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm   /   Art

The Kehinde Wiley Legends of Unity Exhibition, featuring portraits of three of Africa’s greatest footballers is a definite must-see. This LA-born artist has been compared to some of the greatest portrait painters of our time and his colourful realist creations are truly mesmerising.

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Art: Dynamism of a Soccer Player 1913

Posted: July 30, 2013 at 11:17 am   /   Art

Artest: Umberto Boccioni, Italian, 1882-1916 In this work, a soccer player dematerializes into a luminous and flickering atmosphere, save for his firmly sculpted calf, at center. Painting can be viewed @ MoMA in NYC Like UrbanStreetSoccer on Facebook. Follow UrbanStreetSoccer on Twitter @UrbanStSoccer

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Art of the Confederations

Posted: June 30, 2013 at 12:08 pm   /   Art

Nearing the final game of the 2013 Confederations Cup. Eight unique illustrations per country, referencing cultural movements and styles of artists such as Picaso, Leonardo Da Vinci, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Jorge G. Camarena, Paul Gauguin, and more. Check out: Art of the Confedertaions for more.

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The Art of Protest in Brazil

Posted: June 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm   /   Art

Rows of soccer balls representing a cemetery are laid out in Rio’s Copacabana beach, the latest in a protest movement that has swept Brazil.

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